Homosexual acts are condemned by God as the Bible and the Church teaches. The
Catholic Church does not and will never accept homosexual relationships as being from
God. Here are a few scripture verses:
“So the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man (Adam), and while he slept took
one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh; and the rib which the LORD God had taken
from the man he made into a woman and brought her to the man. Then the man said, "This at
last is bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; she shall be called Woman,because she was
taken out of Man."Therefore a man leaves his father and his mother and cleaves to his wife, and
they become one flesh. And the man and his wife were both naked, and were not ashamed.
(Gen 1:20-25) – God did not create another man for Adam he created Eve, a woman.
For this reason God gave them up to dishonorable passions. Their women exchanged natural
relations for unnatural, and the men likewise gave up natural relations with women and were
consumed with passion for one another, men committing shameless acts with men and receiving
in their own persons the due penalty for their error. (Rom. 1:26-27)
Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived;
neither the immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor sexual perverts, nor thieves, nor the
greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor robbers will inherit the kingdom of God. (1 Cor. 6:9-10)
“understanding this, that the law is not laid down for the just but for the lawless and
disobedient, for the ungodly and sinners, for the unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers
and murderers of mothers, for manslayers, immoral persons, sodomites, kidnapers, liars,
perjurers, and whatever else is contrary to sound doctrine,” (1Tim. 1:9-10)
“If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they
shall be put to death, their blood is upon them" (Lev. 18:22, 20:13).
“Now the works of the flesh are obvious: immorality, impurity, licentiousness, idolatry, sorcery,
hatreds, rivalry, jealousy, outbursts of fury, acts of selfishness, dissensions, factions, occasions
of envy, drinking bouts, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who
do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.” (Gal 5:19-21)
Catholics, protestants, and even non-christians are often accused of hating homosexuals
because we do not accept their beliefs. It seems that anyone who disagrees with the
homosexual movement or so called "gay marriage" is deemed hateful, judgemental, or
homophobic. Sadly, all one has to do is to turn on the TV to see how much homosexuality
is accepted and glorified by the media. The media is trying desperately to get the world
to accept homosexuality. The media never shows the true realities of homosexuality
instead they glorify it in an effect to make it seem like a moral and healthy lifestyle.
The Catholic Church teaches that we should love everyone regardless of their sins.
Homosexual persons are welcome to be members of the Catholic Church and to receive
Holy Communion and the other sacraments as long as they are in a state of grace and are
not practicing the homosexual lifestyle. People who struggle with same sex attraction
are called to live chaste lives. Same sex attraction is their cross to bear and they must
bear it. Like the rest of us, homosexuals will struggle with sin, but they must endure and
strive to be holy. The Catholic Church teaches that all people including those struggling
with same sex attraction should be treated with dignity and love. As Catholics, we should
always love homosexuals but we must never confirm them in their sins by telling them
that the acts of homosexuality are not sinful when in fact they are.
In the end God has spoken to us (through his Word and Church) and has taught us that
homosexuality is a sin that can lead a person to hell. The Catholic Church teaches that a
person who has a same sex attraction can get to heaven, but to do so they must live a
chaste and holy life and avoid sin just like the rest of us. The feelings of same sex
attraction by themselves are not sinful. These feelings only become sinful when they are
acted upon. Lately there seems to be a lot of debate on whether homosexuality is genetic
or is a learned or social behavior. In the end it really does not matter - if one struggles
with the attraction they must not act on their feelings.
From the Catechism:
PART THREE: LIFE IN CHRIST
SECTION TWO THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
CHAPTER TWO YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF
Article 6 THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT
II. The Vocation to Chastity
2357 Homosexuality refers to relations between men or between women who experience
an exclusive or predominant sexual attraction toward persons of the same sex. It has taken a
great variety of forms through the centuries and in different cultures. Its psychological genesis
remains largely unexplained. Basing itself on Sacred Scripture, which presents homosexual
acts as acts of grave depravity, tradition has always declared that "homosexual acts are
intrinsically disordered." They are contrary to the natural law. They close the sexual act to
the gift of life. They do not proceed from a genuine affective and sexual complementarity.
Under no circumstances can they be approved.
2358 The number of men and women who have deep-seated homosexual tendencies is
not negligible. This inclination, which is objectively disordered, constitutes for most of them a
trial. They must be accepted with respect, compassion, and sensitivity. Every sign of unjust
discrimination in their regard should be avoided. These persons are called to fulfill God's will
in their lives and, if they are Christians, to unite to the sacrifice of the Lord's Cross the
difficulties they may encounter from their condition.
2359 Homosexual persons are called to chastity. By the virtues of self-mastery that teach
them inner freedom, at times by the support of disinterested friendship, by prayer and
sacramental grace, they can and should gradually and resolutely approach Christian